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A guide to South African TikTok

TikTok. One of the biggest social media platforms in the world right now. Love it or hate it, you can’t escape it....

There’s a call to boycott Zara after a designer’s racist rant

You may have noticed a growing chorus of condemnation of Spanish fast fashion giant Zara in recent days. It all began on...

In his own words: Alex Oluwatobi on the twitter ban in...

Last weekend, the Twitterverse was rocked by an announcement that the government of Nigeria will be banning Twitter indefinitely. The #KeepitOn movement...

Meet Twitter Blue: Twitter’s subscription service goes live in two countries

Twitter has released its first subscription product, Twitter Blue. As a Twitter Blue subscriber, you will get access to exclusive features and...

Why is local sustainable fashion so expensive?

We live in a world that offers us an abundance of choice and convenience. It’s important to understand the true cost of...

WhatsApp wants to share your data with Facebook. Here’s why that’s...

The messaging platform has told users to allow it to share more of their data with parent company Facebook or have their...

The internet prepared us for the future of pandemic living

The internet is not as disconnected as many believe it to be. This past weekend in a catch-up call with a friend,...

Burnout bites. Here’s how to fight back

Have you ever felt so physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted that performing at your job seems like an insurmountable task? Do you...

The (harmful) rise and grind of hustle culture

It seems like everyone has a hustle nowadays. Driving for Uber is a hustle. Starting a blog is a hustle. Picking up...

Digital activism: can hashtags change the world?

Digital activism, sometimes referred to as “clicktivism” or “slacktivism” by its detractors, describes the use of platforms and devices like the internet,...

From government officials to social media creatives, rape culture is everywhere

When comments and videos perpetuating rape culture are left unchecked, what message is being sent to survivors and victims of sexual violence?

You really shouldn’t be posting pictures of your kids online

The excitement around the first day of school never grows old. The oversized backpacks and school uniforms on children will never lose...

Fascinations: A South African arts festival on WhatsApp

The My Body My Space: Public Arts Festival (MBMS) kicks off on the 29th of the January exclusively on a dedicated Whatsapp...

Kamala Harris: Representation does not equal better policies

On Saturday evening, news sites in the United States of America (USA) announced that Joe Biden would be the next president of...

FoyinOg on using a makeup challenge to create a digital safe...

You may have noticed some makeup experiments on your timelines recently. It is all thanks to one person: Foyin Ogunrombi known as...

“We are calm” – Camps Bay housing activists speak out on...

The We See You Collective took up occupation in a Camps Bay mansion on 22 September.  https://twitter.com/mtyala/status/1313883567802417152

A guide to keeping the family Whatsapp group fake news-free

Dear members of the family Whatsapp group https://dai.ly/x7gpmdr We hope this message finds you...

A guide to protecting your big ideas in 2020

The controversy surrounding the concept of Somizi’s popular show, Dinner at Somizi’s has not yet been resolved but it has stressed the...

Calling myself “Coloured” gives me the ability to choose new meanings...

Chris Beilings believes persisting with the term “Coloured” is an act of defiance in itself.  The past few months...

SASSA goes digital with online grant applications pilot system

Sassa is just weeks away from launching an online grant application portal. Already a trial has been underway and for 10 days...
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